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NPCA Board Actions in Relation to Community Concerns

NPCA Board Actions in Relation to Community Concerns

A Statement from the NPCA Board of Directors

 

NPCA strives to be a trusted leader and convener within the Peace Corps community. Building and maintaining trust requires intentional listening. The Board takes concerns over the workplace environment very seriously and is working to address concerns among the staff and the community. We want to emphasize that NPCA is listening to the voices from all our stakeholders, and we hear that some members of our community are concerned that NPCA is not where we aim to be. No organization is perfect, but we wholly commit to be better.

As such, the Board has taken action to address issues and evolve as needed. Three board task forces have been established to ensure we continue to act as an inclusive leader for the Peace Corps community. Each of these task forces, with clear time-bound objectives, is headed by a member of the NPCA Board of Directors. The three task forces are:

  • The Community Concerns Task Force, which has a mandate to better understand the new concerns that are being raised to the Board’s attention from the staff and community and to propose, within 90 days, appropriate actions for the NPCA Board to take to address these concerns. This committee will catalog the concerns including those related to the work environment that have been raised as well as any others that come to our attention and recommend to the Board a plan of action to address them.  
  • The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Policy Task Force, which is tasked to use the previously adopted NPCA DEI Framework to develop an DEI Policy for NPCA that will help promote a positive organizational culture. The draft DEI Policy should be prepared for consideration at the September NPCA Board Meeting.
  • The Communications Task Force is tasked to help NPCA better engage the staff, affiliate groups, donors, grantors, and others in open and greater dialogue with our community as we seek our new NPCA president.

The work of these groups is already underway and the community will be engaged to support these efforts. The outputs will be utilized by the Board to take action and provide direction to ensure that our organization is on the best course to continue to lead the broad Peace Corps community in the future. If you would like to provide input to any of these efforts, please contact  president@peacecorpsconnect.org.


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  • william epstein Oh, yes. Keep in mind that this is national love a board member month and be nice to those challenged by their lack of organizational manners.
    2 days ago
  • william epstein Hey, J Allen; The swamp, the woke crowd, the non-profit crowd, cannibalism of our own? And all from your observations and some others? Are you going to go on with witches hexing innocent babes,... see more Hey, J Allen; The swamp, the woke crowd, the non-profit crowd, cannibalism of our own? And all from your observations and some others? Are you going to go on with witches hexing innocent babes, the Godless, pizza gate, the stolen election? Q? Soros? The media? Glenn was not sainted and the new board is not engaging well with the membership. And all concerning two mutually dependent organizations that refuse to take a tough look at what they are doing to benefit the recipients of their programs. Hidden conspiracies are wonderful entertainment but rarely truth. Too few are engaged in this discussion. The deeply felt as a substitute for reason and information is not much a legacy for liberal democracy and common decency.
    2 days ago
  • David Roberson I certainly don't know everything there is to be known behind the scenes, but I can tell b.s. when it's served on a plate at my supper. I understand that some board decisions are based on... see more I certainly don't know everything there is to be known behind the scenes, but I can tell b.s. when it's served on a plate at my supper. I understand that some board decisions are based on information that cannot be shared, and some personnel issues are private, but it's pretty obvious that there is a lot going on at the Board level which the new Board *does not wish us to know about.* The organization hired an outside person to do a thorough review, and accepted that review and promulgated it. A month later, the Board pulls a U-turn and does the exact opposite, and doesn't pretend to give membership an explanation for that change. Instead we're hearing "this is a challenging time" and "we are going to create task forces" and blah blah blah. For all I know, the management of the NPCA may have been terrible - I have no reason to believe that, but I also have no evidence otherwise. But if so, tell us something about it. Granted these situations may not always allow full transparency, but the current marshmallow sandwiches we're being fed contain absolutely zero transparency. We are not stockholders in a corporation, nor donors to a charity. We are members in an organization and we all earned our membership through service. We're entitled to a lot better than this. At the moment, unless I hear some actual information from the Board, I don't see myself re-enrolling in the NPCA
    6 hours ago